Deer Sculpture One of the two scultpures of a deer being attacked by dogs in the garden of the Casa dei Cervi in Herculaneum. The Casa dei Cervi (House of the Deer or House of the Stags) is the grandest of the mansions so far excavated in Herculaneum. Its two storeys contain numerous frescoes and used to look out over the sea front.
Roman paintings in ancient Pompeii. The so-called Sappho girl, caught in a moment of thought before putting pen to paper. This famous miniature, discovered in June 1760, has remained one of the most famous portraits from Pompeii. Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy
Poppaea Sabina the Younger was born in Pompeii in AD 30 as the daughter of Titus Ollius and Poppaea Sabina the Elder. Most evidence suggesting Poppaea's Pompeiian origins comes from the 20th century excavations of the town, destroyed in the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Legal documents found during excavations in nearby Herculaneum described her as being the owner of a business in the area. It is very likely that Poppaea's family came from Pompeii.
Pompeii ~ Casa del Fauno or House of the Faun ~ Silver found in the House of the Faun. Now in Naples Archaeological Museum. Urceolus or small jug or pitcher (left front) with female head. Patera or drinking vessel (right front) with indented pattern on the sides of the bowl and naked figure of Mercury on handle. Patera (Left rear) with the handle decorated with the head of a faun. Patera (Right rear) with less ornate handle.